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TGM reaffirms support for MWA, urges Dalai Lama to retain leadership
Phayul[Wednesday, September 01, 2010 10:14]
By Tenzin Tsering

Speaker Penpa Tsering reads out the resolutions passed during the TGM. August 31, 2010 Phayul Photo
Speaker Penpa Tsering reads out the resolutions passed during the TGM. August 31, 2010 Phayul Photo
Bylakuppe, September 1: “I am 76 now. The responsibility should be taken over in a spirit as if I am no longer present. I will continue working for Tibet till I die, but in a different capacity where I will be good and most efficient at,” said the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama here Tuesday.

The Tibetan leader who arrived in the largest Tibetan settlement yesterday was responding to a resolution that appealed him to continue his leadership. His Holiness was speaking to around 350 participants of the first Tibetan National General Meeting that concluded at the Sera monastery Tuesday.

The TGM unanimously urged the Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama not to consider retirement from his position as the leader of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan cause.

“The participants of the GM unanimously appeal Your Holiness to remain as the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people and not to state retirement from leading the Tibetan people while we reaffirm our absolute faith and allegiance to you as the supreme leader of the Tibetan people and movement,” said Mr. Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, as he presented the resolutions passed at the GM before His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan leader mentioned his “inevitable” absence in due course and that he is already in semi retirement. “One day, I will retire from all present responsibilities in the exile government. In our Tibetan democracy, it is not a necessity that I should be present,” said the Tibetan leader.

With his characteristic sense of humour, His Holiness said he too was entitled to human rights being a human.

In an expression that suggested gradual transfer of all responsibility and power to Kalon Tripa, the Tibetan leader shared with the gathering that while discussing over important matters with Kalon Tripa, the latter has several times made the final call exercising his decision making power. He went on to suggest that important documents of exile government should seek Kalon Tripa’s signature.

“On the issue of policy, we reinstate our support to the Middle Way approach of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in taking forward the Tibetan movement” said the Speaker, who chaired the TGM.

On Middle way approach (MWA) as the policy of the exile government, the Tibetan leader pointed out the grave danger to the Tibetan identity, culture, environment and religion that the Tibetans inside Tibet are facing, calling it a critical moment.

“So, the MWA is the most practical and also mutually beneficial to both the Tibetan and Chinese side.” said the Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan delegates to the meeting have put forward a guideline to the Tibetan Parliament and Kashag with the recommendations passed on the various exile government policies on education, health, economy and policy, among others.

“90% of resolutions passed in the GM were unanimous and 10% were passed with majority. It was carried in an open and frank atmosphere” said Mr Pempa Tsering, calling the first Tibetan National Meeting a “success.”

A traditional long life prayer offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama was organized by the Tibetans at Sera Monastery earlier today.

On September 2, Tibetans will commemorate the 50th founding anniversary of Tibetan democracy, during which the Tibetan parliament, on behalf of the Tibetan people, will honour His Holiness the Dalai Lama with a ‘Golden Seal’ for leading the Tibetan freedom struggle and for establishing democracy in Tibetan polity. Over 30 parliament members from 14 different countries, legislators of Karnataka and local dignitaries will also attend the event.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on September 3, is set to visit the schools and monasteries located in the settlement.

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